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Affordable East Austin Space for Artists Moves Forward

Springdale General to break ground in July

Springdale General, a multiuse complex to be developed in an area of East Austin that has for years attracted artists to warehouses and homes due to its relatively inexpensive rent, will break ground in July, according to the Austin-American Statesman.

As we reported in March, the complex will be located just east of the intersection of Airport Boulevard and Springdale Road, at 1023 Springdale Road. Michael Hsu Office of Architecture will design the complex, which will consist of 15 buildings with 165,000 square feet of commercial space—all meant to facilitate local creative development.

The Statesman’s Shonda Novak reported today that Central Austin Management Group will be the site's developer. The group also developed the studio-gallery complex Canopy, which is located near the future Springdale General site.

Novak reported that an outlet of local specialty coffee chain Caffe Medici will anchor the project, which aims to offer affordable space for workers in a wide variety of creative fields, from musicians to designers to caterers. Her report added that tenants have already signed on for more than 30,000 square feet of space.

As we reported in March, the project is expected to open in 2017.

Work space for ‘creative class’ planned in East Austin [AAS]

A New Creative Complex Is Emerging in East Austin [Curbed Austin]